Staff appreciation notes

The following GISD staff members have been recognized for going the extra mile during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Thank someone today. 

Ms. McComas and staff of ECSE

I want to thank you for your continued help from last year through this whole pandemic and the continued support you've given to my family. You guys have been so helpful to us and also so caring. The boys really love you all. Hope to see you soon.

– Susan Rudolph, Parent

Garland High School

I would like to say thank you for all the Garland High School teachers and personnell. Thank you for supporting my child's education.  Garland high School educators and personnell encourage young adults to continue their classes online, and help parents to be involved in their children's education, and communicated all the meetings and events that happened throughout the school year. Thank you for all the support.

– Esther Castillo, Parent

Luz Martinez

Ms. Martinez is the sustaining wind beneath my wings. She is my supportive and ready-to-ball AP who helps me move my wild ideas to something tangible. She has been by my side as the winds change direction, and continues to hold our campus flag high! Thank you for your dedication and unwavering commitment to the work we do at Toler, and to our school community. I appreciate you!

– Kerresha Strickland, Supervisor

Rosalyn Roberson-Betz - AP

Mrs. Betz has led our school through multiple unprecedented circumstances and handles everything with grace and strength. She has truly captured our hearts and inspired us to improve, collaborate, and innovate. She promotes engagement and leads that effort by example. We can't possibly thank her enough!

– Marissa Randall, Staff member

Mrs. Carrington

Mrs. Carrington gave great support to my child during this home schooling situation.  She called and made sure Carla was ready for the AP test. Thanks for everything you do!

– Luz Canedo, Parent of a Senior student in South Garland High School

Erik Goen

Apparently, Mr. Goen is a rockstar teacher! My daughter, Jayda, cannot say enough great things about him and his class. She loved having him for 8th grade English at Coyle, and she was super excited when she found out he was moving to 9th grade at RHS. He encouraged her to apply to the PTECH magnet, and he continues to inspire her and instill in her a love for writing and learning new things. In her own words, "Mr. Goen is the BEST teacher EVER!"

– Laura Portillo , Parent

Ms. M. Randall

Ms. Randall has been amazing since the shutdown started. She immediately set up Google meets, did videos for her students to explain how to do their assignments. She made the transition very smooth and has been wonderful. We thank you for all your hard work and dedication to your students. Rico says you have made it fun every week on the Google meets. We appreciate you so much.

– Gina Martinez, Parent

Ronald Hearne

He always made everyone's day better by putting smiles on students' faces. This teacher has a very kind and happy energy.

– Makayla Gonzalez, Student

Ms. Cooper - Dance B6

She was there for me when I was going through a tough time, and gave me good advice.  On top of that she supported my passion for dancing.

– Olivia Wager , Student

Shugart teachers

To all my teachers, thanks for caring so much!  My teachers would always teach me in loving and compassionate ways, even my classmates were not cooperating. Great job Shugart teachers. Love you guys.

– Stephon Redic, Student